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on the national year of astronomy. the genesis of the book was steve's other book he has done for you and desert photography and astronomy and they have been asking him for years to write a more popular book on astronomy and we decided to do it together. the goal was to inspire people to go to these places. because of the inspiration, steve was at the planetarium as a youngster which you read about in the introduction to the book. mine was the apollo missions to the moon. we want to emphasize you can spark these kids' imaginations early in their lives could lead to a career and an avocation. an interesting career and exciting thing to do. it is a pleasure to go to work every day which not everybody can say. here's a rough map of the eight places we talk about from texas to southern california. we didn't cover mount wilson and los angeles. we cut it off in san diego and some other great places in california. like big bear. we chose to pick these out because they're a natural bunch and something we could imagine you could visit in a matter of about a week if you wanted to do it right and drive to
to it. elsie granderson, a cnn.com columnist and steve perry an education contributor. the latest act scores show only one in four high school graduates is ready for college. the test used for college admissions shows only 66% of the 2011 class met the benchmark for english. 45% for math. 30% for science. so steve, do these figures accurately reflect student preparedness? >> it absolutely does reflect how prepared students are because if it were the a.c.t. in and of itself we may be able to write it off. at least one third, one third of children going into college are taking remedial classes. in addition to that, we can look at the state standardized examinations in addition to some of the internationally normalized standardized examinations and what we're finding is that american students are simply not prepared for college. >> elsie, as students prepare to go back to school, many teachers are not, brutal budgeting season this summer has left most of america in pretty education dire straits. at least 34 states and district of columbia cutting aid from k to 12 schools, worse for highe
until prices come down. i am david asman welcome to forbes on fox. we'll go to steve and mike and victoria and morgan . victoria, are rising prices hurting the job market? >> sure they are. the data is in and we are seeing acceleration in higher prices is bad news for two reasons. one more unpredictable force in the economy that makes business owners scared unlikely to hire. they will pull back and it shows they are limited in what they can do to spoke growth. that is a clamp on everything. >> it could not have happened in a worst time. market is killed on thursday. it is a worst time for the thing. >> inflation, david doesn't kill jobs but distort the job market. >> what do you mean in false jos. like extra energy . in 1980s. it is a clamp down and sell off assets and you create false jobs and hurt jobs in productive industries and future industries. here we go doing it again. >> and we are looking at depressing figures with jobs connected to the stock market. >> i think so. it is a classic prescription for stag-flation . producer priced inflation and consumers are not gettin
and rec and especially steve and vicky for the amazing summer my son had. jonah is 10 years old. he's severely autistic. he's not verbal. every year we get the park and rec wonderful offerings. my daughter talks about what she's going to sign up for. it's it's what can we do for jonah? jonah goes to camp mom as steve alluded to and it's just not the same as being out with other kids his own age. it's so good for the kids. it's so good for the families. it's so good for the siblings to see their siblings can go out. jonah has not been away from me. steve's son, my son, they're quite affected. they are not going to go into new spaces, overwhelming spaces without a structure and support and every day jonah happily got out of the car, ran to his wonderful aide, chris, and came home filthy. came home with dirt from climbing up the canyon and with the rope swings. and just happy, happy child. like every parent dreams of having is a happy child who goes to camp and enjoys his summer rather than enjoying the summer of no structure. i can't tell you what this has meant to all the families. i
. and steve hartmann with a lesson in how much you can give when you have nothing at all. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 18 years. a long time behind bars, a long time on death row, a long time in and out of solitary. a long time for something that you insist you didn't do. today three men who were supposed to never walk free did just that. they were called the west memphis three, convicted of murdering three cub scouts in west memphis, arkansas, in 1993 despite any physical evidence linking them to the crime. after years of fighting for freedom, they were released today in a very unusual plea deal. erin moriarty of "48 hours mystery" has been on this story for four years. >> my name is damien echols, i am 36 years old and released today from death row for a crime i did not commit. >> reporter: arkansas death row inmate damien echols got his life back today. as part of an unusual plea agreement, echoles and two other convicted men-- jason baldwin and jessie misskelley-- were released from prison. >> this has been going on
-to-, gretchen hot carlson and of course steve doocy. (applause) lav (laughter) laugh steve doocy. >> anyway, that was very unprofessional, around son pooper. (laughter) munch ma quchi, we'll be right back. vo: this week at old navy. all famous jeans on sale! mom gets jeans for fifteen dollars! kids get jeans for ten. and will dad finally get a new pair... of jeans? it's our lowest price! all famous jeans fifteen dollars, kids ten. sale ends wednesday! only at old navy! >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. my guest tonight was once the world's most wanted hacker. he'll never get my password it's-- (laughter) please welcome kevin mitnick. (applause) >> thanks for coming on. great to meet you. >> great to meet you too. >> you sir were once considered the world's most famous hacker. the most wanted man in computer crime. correct? >> yes. >> okay. you are a consultant now but at one time you were, let's see, you bypassed the security systems of motorola, sun microsystems and pacific bell. >> yes, i did. >> you served jail time for this. how much. >> five years. >> five years. >> and a year in so
for deportation. critics call this backdoor amnesty that has not gone through congress. bring in the panel. steve hayes, for stand stand. arn"weeklystandard." nina easton. and charles krauthammer. >> one thing, this reflects a political calculation, a realistic calculation by the president. the approval ratings are kind of falling like untethered elevator at this point. he is in the doghouse with the latino voters. he came in with the expectation there would be some level of immigration reform. instead what he focused on is deportation to tune of 400,000 a year. that has the lay te know community extremely angry. so he is moving, i think moving toward the policy. yes, it's a backdoor policy. i think that the problem with it is that it misses the component when you leave people here, it misses the component of amnesty, which most of the public supports, which earning your way here. it's too bad that the political atmosphere became so poisonous over this question of path to citizen, by the way, three-quarters of the american people supports that we, the he is not going through the front door with t
be in for another round of severe storms. steve, what do we need to know? >> tomorrow, a different story. are watching a cold front. here are the current belfortures from the center.e weather the heat index makes it feel like 90 degrees. it is not so bad out there. watching a cold front. this is going to slowly move next 24he east over the hours. potential for a severe across the mid-atlantic. will increase tomorrow into the evening hours. and we expect after the cold moves through? my complete forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> we are following the latest developments in libya. rebels are battling muammar gaddafi's forces in tripoli. rebels claimed a major victory. they took control of a key coastal city. the rebels are now fighting some gaddafi's troops. >>> turning to a quadruple homicide in virginia. today, police arrested 36-year- ragin in thes his wife and children. there was a report of a fire. ragin's i've and children also suffered knife wounds. ande not clear -- children also suffered knife wounds. >>> police went door to door at woodbridge apartment complex. our mike con
at a fairfield restaurant but then the employees turned the tables on him and steve larz shows us the violent crime of opportunity ended with a friendly gesture. >> reporter: it happened at closing time. look closely a masked man with a shotgun pushes this employee inside. but hinting at what's to come, the employee bats the shotgun away with his hand. listen in to a restaurant manager narrating what's being said here. >> right now, the robber is actually telling the ply, as he is trying to get the gun out of his face, he is telling the employee, give me the money, i want all the money. the employee can't open the safe. >> reporter: the exchange continues with the employee more agitated then suddenly grabbing for the shotgun. there is a small skirmish. the gunman runs but the employee chases after him. here even kicking from behind. the two wrestle just outside the front door. but what turned out to be a fully loaded shotgun. another employee notices and joins. and then the armed robber ends up with his own shotgun pointed directly at him. now outnumbered 3-1. >> he is telling him i wasn't go
's how we're helping set opportunity in motion. continues from new york city with bill weir. >>> steve martin used to give a lesson on how to be a millionaire. step one, get a million dollars. an equally helpful tip might be do something everybody wants. and you're about to meet a man who realized that in america everybody wants to get rid of their mountains of junk. once that clicked, he was en route to mountains of cash. and to explain how, here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: if it's true that one man's junk is another man's treasure, then what happens if you get everyone's junk? junk, and he wants more. king of ♪ it used to be that visions of a junk man conjured up the '70s tv show "sanford and son." >> you big dummy. >> big dummy? >> how would you like one across your lips? >> reporter: the 41-year-old scuddermore is no fred sanford. >> okay, perfect. thanks. >> reporter: he's the idea man behind 1-800-got-junk. a business that's become the starbucks of trash. his trucks are seemingly everywhere. and his company has become a classic example of a simple idea executed to perf
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, for "teen kids news," i'm steve. cheers. >>> whale watching can be exciting. it got a little too exciting for two people off the coast of south africa. they watched a whale leap out of the ocean and dive back in. the next time the whale came up out of the water he landed on their sailboat, but everyone wound up okay. including the whale. >> this report is brought to you by mti, music theater international. >> one weekend, over 2,000 teens and lots of big dreams. >> roll those together and you have the 2011 junior theater festival. ♪ we dance to the music of the gods ♪ >> this student theater festival is the largest program of its kind. >> the goal of music theater international is to ensure there is a new audience, a growing audience, a building audience for live theater in america, which is an american art form. >> over the weekend, students attended workshops on performing and technical skills. >> so i was walking in the mall and then i see this platypus store. >> the theme of the festival was "i have a dream," in honor of martin luther king jr. day. so it was
. pretty sure he won't be coming back here anytime soon. >> steve large reporting. >>> the royal mascot of burger king is being dethroned. >> the struggling fast food change is kicking out its creepy mascot and it is going to air a new commercial next week. doesn't have any dialogue. simply features the signs and sounds of fresh veggies being prepared. burger king wants to get rid of whacky characters and instead focus on its food. >>> a bay area coach gets a contract extension through 2022. and one of these days the giants will snap out of their funk. but that day will not be today. the minute is next. ussion and had to scratch pablo sandoval from the lineup with a sore shoulder... mark >>> the giants placed catcher eli whiteside on the disabled list with a concussion and had to scratch pablo sandoval from the lineup with a sore shoulder. mark, start the clock. with all the injuries the giants were left with a lineup with only one guy hitting above .250. so much for an easy series with the astros who by the way have the worst record in baseball. ryan vogelsong allows five runs in seven
steven -- introduce steven at this time. >> thank you. thank you, my name is steve and i'm a parent of a 10-year-old beautiful boy with autism. and i remember march of last year went by mclaren lodge and i saw you, phil, and i know you have told this story a couple of times how i brought my boy, a.j. there, and said, can you help us? my boy has autism. what can you offer him in the summertime as a camp experience? and that sort of began a long relationship and wonderful time working with you and lucas and a number of other people here that spent time and effort trying to find ways that we could involve both the community, the private sector, and so on, to get this a reality. because it is expensive. the stats are really daunting that you heard from vicky. one in 120. mostly boys. that means one in 40 boys in san francisco has autism. and that's -- if there was some kind ever external threat that was neurologically damaging our children everybody would be up in arms. because it's mysterious, we don't know where it comes from. it's partially genetic, partially environmental. the needs
department and another project we have been working on. -- steve fiftpanelly. >> cheap plumbing inspector. good morning, commissioners. one of the things we are working on that i told you about last month was the boiler permit to operate to be done on line. after all the testing -- we have testing done last month. we have three different contractors that came in to do a lot of the certifications throughout san francisco, and they did a dry run, and we put it into production for them to test it. since then we have added three or four more contractors to the databases to see if there were any more problems with the system. we have had positive feedback, and by the end of the month we will be able to launch and put it out to the public for use. that is where we're at at this point. >> item 6g, update on new hires. >> since the beginning of the year we have had 13 new hires, which are actually holdovers from last year that were in last year's budget, but they will be starting at the end of this month. there will be 13, six of which are clerks. some will be assigned to the fifth floor to take
by psychologists, priests, and investigators. steve rosenberg reports. >> it has been nearly one month since anders breivik killed their loved ones. they are now allowed to visit the area where the massacre took place. over the next two days, hundreds of family members of victors and some survivors will come here to the holiday island that became a killing ground. there are teams of psychologists and counselors to offer support. authorities hope these visits will bring some degree of peace. >> it is difficult for the relatives. nevertheless, they want to do this. >> they need to know. very often, they ask for details. this is where they can learn more about the details as well. >> in oslo, the killer was back in court today. at a closed hearing, the judge ruled that breivik should continue to be kept in total isolation for four more weeks. he has admitted carrying out the killing spree in detonating a bomb in the center of oslo. he has denied criminal responsibility. >> i was hoping he would admit it. is a very difficult situation. he was only speaking and thinking of himself. >> earlier this week,
and larger display. according to the new york times the biography of steve jobs is a big leap from its previous march 2012 release. 40 different interviews of steve jobs. although publishers are showing in early release date it was just released and finished earlier. the early release could be the appleseed zero declining health. apple-ceo thoma---this microchip is imitating the human brain to react, reason, and even learn from its experiences. >>jacqueline: coming up the kron 4 e-mail with sportster gary radnich. the preview coming up. >> practice tomorrow before a live audience the 49ers. candlestick park. alex smith, that is going to be the story. alex smith. newly acquired players and joe staley. it is difficult for these guys to come up with something one that is just a practice game. try it out. >> it is going to be a very interesting game. >> a lot of players are passionate about planning on home turf it would be great to get a home victory. >> you can tell joe that he sounds fired up! blog what is bad about the exhibition that will play one quarter and then pull them out. as we
, mama. and went off just as happy as he could be. >> steve branch, christopher byers and michael moore were all last seen right here on this street. and they were doing what 8-year-old boys would normally do, they were playing, having fun, and riding their bikes back in that direction toward where the woods used to be. but that was the last time they were seen alive. and no one is sure what happened next. they never came home. families and neighbors searched frantically through the night as pam hobbs feared the worst. >> you had to be just beside yourself. >> oh, i was. i was going hysterical. my heart was in my stomach. and i knew the worst had taken place. perfect combinations. ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ ♪ yeah, i was just thinking ♪ i hope this will never end everyone has been waiting for -- the dodge durango versus the ford explorer. two titans of the s.u.v. world. which has the strength? which has the power? which has the ability to... oh, geez. [ screeching ] the s.u.v. is back. right now, get $2,000 cash allowance or 0% apr financing on the 2011 dodge
of a fourth straight week of down numbers. as steve handelsman reports, worse economic news may still be on the horizon. >> reporter: the dow down 1.6% after jpmorgan chase sounded the alarm. >> what we've had to live through has been a massive rebase of expectations for second half growth. >> reporter: the hugh prediction is our growth through the end of 2011 will be just 1%, not 2.5%. another worrisome sign, oil prices are relatively low. >> everyone's talking about the potential of a double dip. >> reporter: a double dip, a return to recession. there's worry one could start this fall. >> i think that would be a tremendous blow to business confidence, consumer confidence, neither of which is particularly strong right now. and i think you're worried about a spiraling effect of getting a much sharper pull back. >> reporter: stock and high tech powerhouse hewlett-packard plunged 21%. bank of america, largest lender in the nation, will cut as many as 10,000 employees. 3.5%, workers like mark white. >> our team has shrunk from 17 people to about 9. >> reporter: on vacation on martha's vi
said to you? >> i love you, mama. and went off just as happy as he could be. >> steve branch, christopher byers and michael moore were all last seen right here on this street. and they were doing what 8-year-old boys would normally do, they were playing, having fun, and riding their bikes back in that direction toward where the woods used to be. but that was the last time they were seen alive. and no one is sure what happened next. they never came home. families and neighbors searched frantically through the night as pam hobbs feared the worst. >> you had to be just beside yourself. >> oh, i was. i was going hysterical. my heart was in my stomach. and i knew the worst had taken place. the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. i have a dream today! [ male announcer ] chevrolet is honored to celebrate the unveiling of the washington, d.c., martin luther king jr. memorial. take your seat at the table on august 28th. [ male announcer ] you never know when a moment might turn into something more. an
francisco school. cnn educator -- education contributor steve perry takes us inside in this week's perry's principles. 8 26 national is a program with chapters across the country. we're with 826 valencia. kids get tutoring, attend creative writing workshops and watch their own books get published. >> what you doing there? >> there you go. >> it is housed in a pirates supply store. they're writing a story for a grumpy pirate named mr. blue. >> we promised them they could write a story. can we try? >> it better be a good story, exciting and suspenseful. >> they host field trips and they have a special focus on working with students with parents who don't speak english at home. today, they're all about creative writing. >> crocodile mixed with the rhino. >> and you are helping kids in this community use writing to do what? >> it all begins with writing. and so you have to build from that sort of basis. so the students that we work with, if their writing is great, it follows that everything else they would do from english to math to science. >> how much are they paying for this? >> it is all
francisco project useds a variety of techniques to spark interest. cnn education contributor steve perry visits in tonight's "perry's principles." >> reporter: 826 national is a lit ranking organization with eight chapters across the country. today we're at the original location, san francisco, called 826 valencia. here, kids get tutoring, attend creative writing workshops, and watch their own books get published. >> ahoy, maty, what you doing there? >> there you go! >> reporter: did i mention it's housed in a pirate supply store? they're writing a story for a grumpy pirate name police department blue. >> we promised them that we could write a good story. can we try? >> it better be a good story. it better be exciting and suspenseful. >> reporter: it offers one-on-one tutoring in any subject students need help with. host field trips and has a special focus on working with students whose parents don't speak english at home. but today, they're all about creative writing. >> i t could be a crocodile mixed -- >> you are helping kids in this community use writing to do what? >> it all begins
. >> he's travelled a lot. he's a very experienced traveler. >> reporter: when steve sonno received an e-mail that one of his students had nonbeen heard of since thursday, he became wore yesterday. >> any time something like this happens, a student is missing, you know, it's cause for great concern to the campus community here. >> reporter: boom travelled with the 26-member chamber to perform in june. the group returned to san francisco june 28th. he decided to stay behind to travel. all communication stopped sunday. they have not heard one word from him since then. >> it's odd that it stopped and then his parents have noted in their e-mail that he's been very regular, every couple days or so contacting by phone and they haven't heard from him. >> reporter: parents and friends are hoping the reason he's not connected with because of a lack of phone connection. >> the hope is that we'll hear from him and he'll be well and we'll hear all about more of his adventures. >> reporter: now the family has been told that rangers at a park will continue searching for him. he's scheduled to fly back
grove, california. >> we steve the pictures from the national center for missing and exploited children and then found online from another country receiving the pictures all we know is that it happened in elk grove and from there we had to try and use every other detail we could to narrow it down. >> the detective organized a canvas of every elementary school in elk grove and even neighboring communities but nobody recognized the girl in the pictures. so he began looking at the houses in the pictures for any distinctive architecture or other unique markers. he drove around this community of track homes essentially searching for a need until a heystack. after a month of searching it was here on this street that detective p api neau finally found his needle. in the side yard of one of those homes was a split fence board that perfectly matched the fence in one of the pedophile's photographs. the owner of the home at the time the picture was taken was brad daily who had since moved. a search of his new home led to even more pictures and videotapes of the same child, enough evidence to effec
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're innocent. >> reporter: but the father of another victim, steve branch, says he believes they did it. >> if these animals are released, you might as well give the key to everybody that's on death row right now. >> reporter: today's deal saves face for both sides. prosecutors insist the three were the killers, but their lawyers say the state would never let them out if it was convinced of their guilt. the men themselves say they'll keep fighting to prove their innocence, leading some to wonder who killed those boys. pete williams, nbc news, washington where. >>> spurred by another -- libyan rebels are reporting from tripoli in every direction after a week of fierce fighting. a rebel spokesman says they are now in control of a key port. it was one day after -- just 30 miles outside of the libyan capital. >>> and in norway this morning families of the victims of last month's massacre are returning to the island where their loved ones died. dozens were excould youed by one gunman. jay gray is live for us on the island in norway with the latest. good morning to you, jay. >> reporter: well
, a republican line, steve. caller: i have a question. why does the united states thinkhey are the peacemakers of the world, when the real problem is that we spend millions and millions of dollars to invade in other countries where we have no business being there. guest: there are responsibilities that come with being the united states. those, because we are powerful, we are economically under noal contortions usually fairly strong. responsibilities in the rest of the world have been with the united states for a long time. i am completely sympathetic to the caller at the same time in the previous ones,oncerned about the amount of money spent. we have to think about what we do abroad, not only in terms of spending money, but in terms of the engagement, which is somewhat ctly. we have to seek aid but also in terms of diplomatic engagement, governmental and a citizen engagement that is relatively cheap. host: two questions from twitter. guest: the first answer is we simply do not know. there is no way to tell. serious elections have never been held. the answer to the second question is they are a
're going to talk to steve braga, not a perfect deal. >> thanks a lot. joining us from memphis, tennessee, steven braga, attorney for damien echols. >> good morning, great to be with you. >> last night was your client's first night of freedom after 18 years. how did he spend it? >> it was unbelievable, a celebration in memories, all of his supporters who came to court and it was as if you could see two little 5-year-old kids at their first christmas, trying food they had never seen before, fascinated by a cell phone, more fascinated by an iphone and the idea you could take pictures with an iphone totally wlu them away. >> what was your client's reaction when you told them you were going to go home? >> total shock. it happened so quickly, we reached a point with the prosecution where we thought negotiations would be productive. they were but it took less than two and a half weeks to get the deal done so everybody was in shock. >> what an unusual case, what an unusual deal here to get them free. was it tough to convince your client and the others to plead guilty for something they say they
towards the three. i know they're innocent. >> reporter: but the father of another victim, steve branch, says he believes they did it. >> if these animals are released you're just going to give the keys to everybody on death row right now. >> reporter: the deal saves face for both sides. prosecutors insist the three were the killers, but their lawyers say the state would never let them out if it was convinced of their guilt. the men themselves say they'll keep fighting to prove their innocence, leaving some to wonder, who killed those boys. for "today," pete williams, nbc news, washington. >> joe burlinger and bruce anoski are directors of paradise lost, a documentary that sparked widespread support for the possibility of the memphis three's innocence. they also produced a follow-up documentary and a third installment that will air this january on hbo. joe and bruce, good morning to you. >> thanks for having us. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> i'm doing great. i know you were there when the three men, damien echols, jason baldwin and jessie misskelley learned they were able to walk
. steve, wills and such. to cover politically ambitious bostonians, james otis junior and samuel adams junior's an opportunity to make money and to gain political power by organizing mobs of unemployed waterfront workers to protest the stamp tax. and there are many of these workers left after the end of the seven years war. to win some public support for the protest, they coped better duties under the banner of constitutional rights. they claimed that americans had no representation in parliament and that for parliament to tax them without such rep as an tatian was a violation of the british come to to shame. they were under these mobs, under the secret pay at the merchants and newspaper publishers. addison out of sunday's monster terry's britain's waterfront. they attacked the tax collectors, burned their homes, prevented ships from landing. gradually they closed the waterfront in close to boston to almost all british ships. adams then wrote to political leaders and other coastal cities. he is absolutely filled with a sense of power and wanted to gain more. he convinced political lead
, alabama, a republican line, steve. caller: i have a question. why does the united states think they are the peacemakers of the world, when the real problem is that we spend millions and millions of dollars to invade in other countries where we have no business being there. guest: there are responsibilities that come with being the united states. those, because we are powerful, we are economically under normal contortions usually fairly strong. responsibilities in the rest of the world have been with the united states for a long time. i am completely sympathetic to the caller at the same time in the previous ones, concerned about the amount of money spent. we have to think about what we do abroad, not only in terms of spending money, but in terms of the engagement, which is somewhat costly. we have to seek aid but also in terms of diplomatic engagement, governmental and a citizen engagement that is relatively cheap. host: two questions from twitter. guest: the first answer is we simply do not know. there is no way to tell. serious elections have never been held. the answer to th
'm steve. i want to say that i appreciate you and i'm pretty tired of people calling you dr. no. the thinking behind that is that they're rid cueling you for your votes. they're rid cueling me and they're making fun of me. i don't like that. i've got some suggestions that will save some money in our budget. bun one of the things that we could do. i did a little research and i looked at our budget. the justice department, if you take their budget comes out to $250,000 per person. they don't produce any revenue so that's just a cost that we're paying. the interior department is $279,000 per person if you take the budget and divide by the number of people. those are hugse numbers. no company in the united states can operate when it costs that much per person. one thing we could do. i would kind of like your idea of changing the tax system. along with that, the thinking and the assumption is that it will save everybody a lot of money. well, how about we just drop three fourths of the i.r.s. people along with the rest of it. [applause] we have a system here -- >> the fair tax actuall
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